Saturday, July 11, 2020
Review of "Wild Montana Skies" by Susan May Warren
With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA, and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill, and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, rom-com, and Christmas novellas.
With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.
Of her books, Publisher's Weekly has written, "Warren lays bare her characters' human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness."
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Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn't realize is that someone else is also back in town.
Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that's on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he's fully recovered. It doesn't take long, though, to discover his father's ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart.
With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?
The storyline in this book is one of forgiveness, complicated relationships, and courage to trust in God when everything seems to be coming apart.
The characters were well-developed and I found myself feeling like being on a runaway roller coaster, not knowing which way the characters would react next. Their flaws were so real and before long I felt as though I really knew them.
There were lots of tense suspenseful moments and some tender ones that made me smile to myself. The ending wrapped everything up nicely and was happy and uplifting. The references to God and the characters' struggles with their faith seemed very real.
A very enjoyable read and highly recommended.